Fall in Love with Exercise by Listening to Music While Working Out

According to the latest studies, listening to music while working out makes the activity much more enjoyable, and this means you’re more likely to turn it into a long-term habit.

As Marcelo Bigliassi from the University of London and his colleagues found, listening to music during a workout led to a 28% increase in enjoyment compared with not listening to anything.

“The brain mechanisms that underlie the psychological effects of auditory stimuli during physical activity are hitherto under-researched; particularly so in ecologically valid settings,” noted the study authors. “We showed that music has the potential to increase beta waves and elicit a more positive emotional state. This can be capitalized upon during other forms of exercise and render a given activity more pleasurable.”